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cop·ing

 (kō′pĭng)
n.
The top layer or course of a masonry wall, usually having a slanting upper surface to shed water; a cope.

[From cope.]

coping

(ˈkəʊpɪŋ)
n
(Building) the sloping top course of a wall, usually made of masonry or brick. Also called: cope

cop•ing

(ˈkoʊ pɪŋ)

n.
1. a finishing or protective course or cap to an exterior masonry wall or the like.
2. a piece of woodwork having its end shaped to fit together with a molding.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wallcoping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
Translations

coping

[ˈkəʊpɪŋ]
A. N (Constr) → albardilla f, mojinete m
B. CPD coping stone N = copestone

coping

n (Archit) → Mauerkrone f

coping

:
coping saw
nLaubsäge f
coping stone
References in classic literature ?
If his ideas were occasionally too clever, and not always consistent with a high sense of honor, she was none the less interested to know the ethics of that world of speculation into which her father had plunged, and the more convinced, with mingled sense of pride and anxiety, that his still dominant gentlemanhood would prevent his coping with it on equal terms.
Heave over the coping stones from the battlements, an better may not be Get pick-axe and levers, and down with that huge pinnacle
Kaa had only just worked his way over the west wall, landing with a wrench that dislodged a coping stone into the ditch.
I had hoisted myself up, and made myself fast also, dividing my admiration between the tempest and this extraordinary man who was coping with it.
Caderousse climbed the ladder slowly, and looked over the coping to see if the street was quiet.
He had often prided himself on his skill and success in coping with the grizzly bear, that terror of the hunters.
Looking that way she beheld a form springing from the coping to the plot.
In exchange for one penny its five hundred thousand readers received every week a serial story about life in highest circles, a short story packed with heart-interest, articles on the removal of stains and the best method of coping with the cold mutton, anecdotes of Royalty, photographs of peeresses, hints on dress, chats about baby, brief but pointed dialogues between Blogson and Snogson, poems, Great Thoughts from the Dead and Brainy, half-hours in the editor's cosy sanctum, a slab of brown paper, and--the journal's leading feature--Advice on Matters of the Heart.
None were more capable than he of coping with the occasion as it rose, of rising himself with the emergency of the moment, of snatching a victory from the very dust of defeat.
Some four feet severed them from the coping that left only half a sky above my upturned eyes.
As I did the same I felt the hand of the man behind me grab at my ankle, but I kicked myself free and scrambled over a grass-strewn coping.
Why my uncle Podger has a tomb in Kensal Green Cemetery, that is the pride of all that country-side; and my grandfather's vault at Bow is capable of accommodating eight visitors, while my great-aunt Susan has a brick grave in Finchley Churchyard, with a headstone with a coffee- pot sort of thing in bas-relief upon it, and a six-inch best white stone coping all the way round, that cost pounds.